Monthly Archives: October 2011

Useful Plants Workshop: Plant-Based Textiles with Pat Brodowski

This week the TJDG welcomed Pat Brodowski, Monticello Vegetable Gardener and textile expert. For the benefit of students, instructors and guests alike, Pat led a hands-on workshop that introduced everyone to the joys and challenges of spinning plant fibers. Pat … Continue reading

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Garden Journal: Week of 10/10

Hey, garden guys and gals! Due to last weeks rampant rain (3 days straight!) our garden paths were in a bit of disrepair. Thus, our first duty Saturday morning was to rake the mulch into more evenly distributed walkways. Garlic … Continue reading

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Useful Plants Workshop: Plant-Based Dyes with Lotta Helleberg

Last Tuesday, the Thomas Jefferson Demonstration Garden was fortunate to host a plant-based dyes workshop with local textile artist, Lotta Helleberg. Lotta uses several plant-based techniques to transform textiles, including eco dyeing, eco printing, and leaf printing. It was a … Continue reading

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Garden Journal: Week of 10/3

Last week at the TJ Demo Garden was chock-full of hands-on learning: UVa students enrolled in our fall short-course, Gardening with Mr. Jefferson, participated in our first useful plants workshop, and groups from Tandem Friends School and Free Union Country School … Continue reading

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Garden Journal: Week of 9/26

Hello everyone! Fall is certainly settled in now with a few chilly days, rainy times, and bits of sunshine dispersed throughout the week. After last week’s big changes to the garden, there was more maintenance work to be done and … Continue reading

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